This Day In Music: July 14
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July 14, 2022 ~ R&B singer William Poogie Hart passed away in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Lead singer of the Delfonics, a key band in late 1960s, early 1970s soul, Philly soul. Most of the band's material was written by Hart and producer Thom Bell. Well-known songs include Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time, La La Means I Love You, I'm Sorry and Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love). The latter, a 1968 Billboard R&B top 20 hit in its original form, would be used as the basis for the chorus of Ready Or Not, a mid-1990s hit for the Fugees. Others who have covered or sampled their songs include Booker T & the MG's, the Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, and Notorious BIG ~ Hart was born in 1945
July 14, 2018 ~ Trumpeter Thomas Stevens passed away ~ Principal trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra from 1972 through 1999 ~ Stevens was born in 1938
July 14, 2012 ~ Jazz bassist Victor Gaskin passed away in Fredericksted, Virgin Islands ~ Worked with Paul Horn, Red Mitchell, the Jazz Crusaders, Curtis Amy, Dupree Bolton, Buddy Collette, Shelly Manne, Bud Shank, Cannonball Adderley, Duke Ellington, Billy Taylor, Johnny Hartman, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander, Herbie Mann, John Mayall, Oliver Nelson, and others ~ Gaskin was born in 1934
July 14, 2011 ~ Drummer, bandleader Eric Delaney passed away ~ Known for songs such as Cookies & Mussels, Rocking The Tymps, and Bass Drum Boogie. Worked with Bert Ambrose, George Shearing, Geraldo Orchestr, and others ~ Delaney was born in 1924
July 14, 2010 ~ Jazz, R&B organist Gene Ludwig passed away in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Sonny Stitt, Arthur Prysock, Scott Hamilton, Bob Devis, Leslie West, Pat Martino, Plas Johnson, Red Holloway, Duke Robillard, and others ~ Ludwig was born in 1937
July 14, 2005 ~ Pianist, composer, arranger Joe Harnell, full name Joseph Harnell, passed away in Sherman Oaks, California, USA ~ Worked with Judy Garland, Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, and others ~ Harnell was born in 1924
July 14, 2005 ~ Drummer Michael Dahlquist passed away in Skokie, Illinois, USA ~ Best known as member of indie rock band Silkworm, influential on artists such as Jeff Tweedy, Stephen Malkmus, Clint Conley, and others. After Dahlquist's death in 2005 the band would disband. Bandmates Andy Cohen and Tim Midvett would subsequently continue under the moniker Bottomless Pit. Dahlquist has also worked with the Crust Brothers, appearing on the 1998 Marquee Mark album ~ Dahlquist was born in 1965
July 14, 1999 ~ Gary Charles Samuelson, commonly known as heavy metal, speed metal drummer Gar Samuelson, passed away in Orange City, Florida, USA ~ Member of the New Yorkers during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Best known as member of Megadeth from 1984 through 1987. Present on the band's first two albums, 1985's Killing Is My Business (And Business Is Good) and 1986's Peace Sells (But Who's Buying). Fired from the band for his problematic substance abuse and for once too often pawning the band's equipment for drug money. Following his departure Samuelson would play with Fatal Opera, which also included his brother Stew Samuelson, until his death ~ Samuelson was born in 1958
July 14, 1998 ~ Jazz singer Beryl Bryden, full name Beryl Audley Brown, passed away in London, UK ~ Influenced by blues singer Bessie Smith. Once named “Britain's queen of the blues” by Ella Fitzgerald. Worked with Humphrey Lyttelton, Freddy Randall, Mick Mulligan, George Melly, Chris Barber, Lonnie Donegan, Monty Sunshine, Rod Mason, the Metropolitan Jazz Band, Digby Fairweather, Nat Gonella, and others ~ Bryden was born in 1920
July 14, 1994 ~ Badrila Ines Bourelly, commonly known as singer, songwriter Bibi Bourelly born in Berlin, Germany ~ Daughter of guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly. Bibi wrote or co-wrote songs for Rihanna (B---h Have My Money, Higher, Pose), Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello (I Have A Question), Little Simz, Christina Aguilera (Accelerate), Mariah Carey, and others. Also guested on tracks by Lil' Wayne (Without You) and Usher (Chains). As a solo artist Bourelly debuted in 2015 with the single Riot
July 14, 1993 ~ Singer, songwriter Leo Ferré passed away in Castellina, Italy ~ Known for songs such as Avec Le Temps, C'Est Extra, Jolie Môme, Paris Canaille. In the English-speaking world influenced singers, songwriters such as Scott Walker, Martin Newell, Benjamin Clémentine. ~ Ferré was born in 1916
July 14, 1986 ~ Keyboardist, guitarist, singer Dan Smith, full name Daniel Campbell Smith, born in London, UK ~ Frontman, lead singer, primary songwriter of Bastille, known best for their Pompeii hit single of the 2013 Bad Blood debut album. The single would reach top 10 in America and across Europe. Other well-known songs include Flaws, Of The Night, Good Grief and Happier featuring Marshmello
July 14, 1984 ~ Philippe Escalante Walker, commonly known as R&B singer Philippé Wynne passed away in Oakland, California, USA ~ Co-lead singer of the Spinners, notably present on songs such as How Could I Let You Get Away, The Rubberband Man and One Of A Kind Love (Love Affair) ~ Walker was born in 1941
July 14, 1979 ~ Composer Pedro Flores, full name Pedro Juan Flores Cordóva, passed away in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA ~ One of Puerto Rico's most beloved composers of ballads and boleros. Member of Trio Borinquen in the de 1920s, alongside Rafael Hernández Marín. Would form his own trio by the end of the decade. Best known for songs such as Obsesion, Amor Perdido, Baja Un Palmar, Borrach No Vale, Sin Bandera, Despedida, Perdon. Songs written by Flores would be recorded by Benny Moré, Los Panchos, Celia Cruz, María Luisa Landín, and others ~ Flores was born in 1894
July 14, 1978 ~ Jazz drummer Lennie Hastings passed away in London, UK ~ Worked with Freddy Randall, Alex Welsh, Earl Hines, Rex Stewart, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Ben Webster, Bill Coleman, Personnel, Nick Stevenson, Brian Lemon, Stan Greig, Dave Shepherd, Fred Hunt, Wild Bill Davison, Ruby Braff, and others ~ Hastings was born in 1927
July 14, 1975 ~ Country, outlaw country singer, guitarist, songwriter Jamey Johnson born in Enterprise, Alabama, USA ~ Best known for The Dollar of his 2005 The Dollar debut album and for the Billboard Country top 10 hit In Color of his sophomore That Lonesome Song album
July 14, 1975 ~ Jaime Luis Gomez, commonly known as singer, rapper, songwriter Taboo, born in East Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Member of Black Eyed Peas, known for songs such as Where Is The Love, Boom Boom Pow, I Gotta Feeling, Meet Me Halfway, Imma Be and Rock That Body. Has also recorded as a solo artist and collaborated with Yellowcard's Ryan Key, David Rolas, Juan Luis Guerra, George Pajon, and others
July 14, 1975 ~ Singer Tameka Cottle, full name Tameka Dianne Cottle, born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Married to rapper, singer TI since 2010. Rose to fame as member of 1990s R&B outfit Xscape, known for songs such as Just Kickin' It, Understanding, Who Can I Run To and The Arms Of The One Who Loves You. Co-wrote the Grammy Award-winning TLC hit No Scrubs
July 14, 1975 ~ Arthur James Singleton, commonly known as jazz drummer Zutty Singleton, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Got his nickname, a Creole word for “cute”, in his infancy. Has worked with Papa Celestin, Fate Marable, Charlie Creath, Doc Cook, Dave Peyton, Jimmie Noone, Louis Armstrong, Bubber Miley, Tommy Ladnier, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Otto Hardwick, Slim Gaillard, Wingy Manone, Eddie Condon, Nappy Lamare, Art Hodes, Max Kaminsky, and others. Retired from music in 1970 after suffering a stroke ~ Singleton was born in 1898
July 14, 1973 ~ Clarence Joseph LeBlanc, commonly known as guitarist Clarence White, passed away in Palmdale, California, USA ~ Influential bluegrass, country, country rock guitarist. Critically acclaimed. Admired by peers. Helped popularize the guitar as a viable lead instrument in bluegrass. Influential on future bluegrass stars such as Dan Crary, Norman Blake, Tony Rice. Helped birth country-rock, especially through his tenure with the Byrds. Has also worked with bands such as Three Little Country Boys, the Kentucky Colonels, Muleskinner. In-demand session musician appearing on recording vy the Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson, the Monkees, Gene Clark, Joe Cocker, Pat Boone, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, and others ~ LeBlanc was born in 1944
July 14, 1973 ~ Marjorie Hendrix, commonly known as R&B singer Margie Hendrix, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Member of the Cookies. Left in the late-1950s to form the backup vocal section, Raelettes, for Ray Charles with whom she also had a brief affair resulting in the birth of a son in 1959. Hendricks can be heard on many classic Charles tracks including Tell The Truth, The Night Time Is The Right Time, What'd I Say, Sticks & Stones, Hit The Road Jack, Unchain My Heart, I Can't Stop Loving You, Bye Bye Love, You Are My Sunshine, and others. Charles fired Hendrix in 1964 due to alcohol and drug abuse ~ Hendrix was born in 1935
July 14, 1972 ~ Joseph May, commonly known as gospel singer Brother Joe May, passed away in Thomasville, Georgia, USA ~ Cited as influence by Little Richard. Dubbed “the Thunderbolt of the Middle West”, regarded as one of the greatest male singers in Gospel music ~ May was born in 1912
July 14, 1972 ~ William Braunstein, commonly known as rapper, producer Ill Bill, born in Flushing, New York, USA ~ Brother of rapper Necro, with whom he also worked. First gained attention as member of underground hip-hop group Non-Phixion. Has also worked as a solo artist and with acts such as Circle Of Tyrants, La Coka Nostra, DJ Muggs, the Heavy Metal Kings, and with the Secret Society
July 14, 1970 ~ Jazz guitarist, bandleader, composer, arranger Jacob Young, full name Jacob Albert Young, born in Lillehammer, Norway ~ Worked with Karin Krog, Arild Andersen, Larry Goldings, Nils Petter Molvær, Bendik Hofseth, Terje Gewelt, Per Oddvar Johansen, Arve Henriksen, Jarle Vespestad, Trygve Seim, Mats Ellertsen, Vigleik Storaas, Christian Wallumrød, Hålkon Kornstad, Knut Reiersrud, Audun Erlien, Arild Andersen, Mathias Eick, Vidar Johansen, Jon Christensen, Ivan Mazuze, and others
July 14, 1970 ~ Luis Mariano Eusebio Gonzalez Garcia, commonly known as tenor singer, actor Luis Mariano, passed away in Paris, France ~ Rose to prominence singing in the Francis Lopez-penned operette The Beautiful Lady Of Cadix. Has recorded and performed on stage and in well over a dozen films, mostly musical comedies, enjoying popularity in France and in his native Spain ~ Garcia was born in 1914
July 14, 1970 ~ Pianist Thomas Lauderdale, full name Thomas Mack Lauderdale, born in Oakland, California, USA ~ Best known for his association with the band Pink Martini, known for their politically motivated concerts championing for causes such as affordavle housing and the environment. They have collaborated with Jimmy Scott, Carol Channing, Rufus Wainwright, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, the Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BBC Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, and others
July 14, 1966 ~ Pianist, keyboardist, accordionist Ellen Reid, full name Ellen Lorraine Reid, born in Selkirk, Canada ~ Best known as keyboardist and backing vocalist of Crash Test Dummies, appearing on all the band's albums. Sang lead on Just Chillin', Get You In The Morning and A Little Something and on The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead. Released her solo debut album, Cinderellen, in 2001
July 14, 1966 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Tanya Donelly born in Newport, Rhode Island, USA ~ Co-founded Throwing Muses with her step-sister Kristin Hersh. Founded alternative rock outfit the Breeders, which also included the Pixies-bassist Kim Deal. Formed and fronted Belly. Has recorded as a solo artist since the late 1990s
July 14, 1965 ~ Jazz pianist Larry Fuller born in Toledo, Ohio, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Last pianist to play with legendary bassist Ray Brown. Also worked with Jeff Hamilton, John Pizzarelli, Stanley Turrentine, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Ernestine Anderson, John Legend, Nicholas Payton, Harry Sweets Edison, Phil Woods, Marlena Shaw, Kevin Mahogany, John Clayton, John Heard, Emily Reimier, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eddie Harris, Anita O'Day, Regina Carter, and others
July 14, 1965 ~ Drummer Mike Scaccia, full name Michael Ralph Scaccia, born in Babylon, New York, USA ~ Best known as member of several acclaimed metal and alternative rock bands, most notably Ministry, Rigor Mortis and Revolting Cocks. Has also worked with Lard, 1,000 Homo DJs, Skrew, the League Of Blind Women and with Buck Satan & the 666 Shooters ~ Scaccia passed away in 2012
July 14, 1965 ~ Jazz singer, pianist, composer Spencer Williams passed away in Flushing, New York, USA ~ Best remembered as a songwriter. Closely associated with Josephine Baker and with Fats Waller. Wrote or co-wrote songs such as Shim-me-sha-wabble (the Emerson Dance Orchestra, Willie The Lion Smith, Zutty Singleton) Basin Street Blues (Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke), I Ain't Got Nobody (Marion Harris, Bessie Smith, Louis Prima), Royal Garden Blues (Mamie Smith, Wingy Manone), I've Found A New Baby (the Dixie Stompers, mcKinney's Cotton Pickers), When Lights Are Low (Benny Carter, Chet Baker, Vic Damone), Everybody Loves My Baby (Aileen Stanley, the Boswell Sisters, Lionel Hampton), and Tishomingo Blues (Eddie Nelson, Duke Ellington) ~ Williams was born in 1889
July 14, 1960 ~ Singer, actress, songwriter, activist Angélique Kidjo born in Ouidah, French Dahomey ~ Influenced by Bella Bellow, James Brown, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Celia Cruz, Miriam Makeba, and others. Well over a dozen albums to her name. Dubbed “Africa's premier diva” by TIME magazine. Known for songs such as Agolo, We We, Wombo Lombo, Afrika and Batonga. In-demand collaborator, has worked with Kelly Price, Alicia Keys, Peter Gabriel, Branford Marsalis, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Josh Groban, Dr John, the Kronos Quartet, Yemi Alade, Cassandra Wilson, and others
July 14, 1960 ~ Singer, actress Jane Lynch born in Evergreen, Illinois, USA ~ Best known for her role in the musical comedy TV series Glee from 2009 through 2015
July 14, 1960 ~ Hard rock, heavy metal, comedy rock guitarist, singer, actor Kyle Gass, full name Kyle Richard Gass, born in Walnut Creek, California, USA ~ Best known for forming comedy rock outfit Tenacious D with singer, actor Jack Black. Also known as frontman and eponym of the Kyle Gass Band nd as co-founding member of Trainwreck
July 14, 1955 ~ Singer, guitarist Bo Diddley records Pretty Thing at Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois ~ Written by Willie Dixon. Produced by Leonard Chess, Phil Chess and Diddley. Included on the 1955 eponymous Bo Diddley debut album. Issued as a single in November 1955, b/w Bring It To Jerome recorded on the same day, it would become Diddley's third biggest hit reaching top 10 Billboard R&B. The single would become a hit in the UK in 1963, prompting the band the Pretty Things founded the same year to name themselves after this Diddley tune
July 14, 1955 ~ Bassist Matthew Seligman born in Pentagela, Cyprus ~ Influenced by Paul McCartney, Andy Fraser, Tina Weymouth, and others. Worked with the Soft Boys, Thompson Twins, Thomas Dolby, Fallout Club, Local Heroes SW9, the Dolphin Brothers, the Stereo MC's, the Waterboys, Sinéad O'Connor, Transvision Vamp, Van Morrison, Nan Vernon, Tori Amos, Kimberley Rew, Alex Chilton, David Bowie (including on Absolute Beginners), the Fire Escapes, and others ~ Seligman passed away in 2020
July 14, 1954 ~ Bassist, guitarist, producer, engineer Art Greenhaw born in Dallas, Texas, USA ~ Manager and since 1993 band member of the Light Crust Doughboys. Has also worked, in one capacity or another, with artists such as Nokie Edwards, Tom Brumley, James Blackwood, Ann-Margret, Engelbert Humperdinck, Trini López, Ronnie Dawson, and others
July 14, 1954 ~ Tango pianist, singer, bandleader Manuel Buzón passed away ~ Helped bridge the gap between old and new tango, popularizing the genre in Argentina and Europe ~ Buzón was born in 1904
July 14, 1954 ~ Jazz bassist Todd Coolman born ~ Worked with Horace Silver, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Slide Hampton, Stan Getz, Tommy Flanagan, James Moody, Hal Galper, David Fathead Newman, Gerald Wilson, Terry Gibbs, Ahmad Jamal, Buddy DeFranco, and others
July 14, 1953 ~ Beverie Lorence Buell, commonly known as singer, model Bebe Buell, born in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA ~ Released a number of recordings, notably the 1981 Cover's Girl EP produced by Ric Ocasek and Rick Derringer. Known for a number of higly-publicized romantic involvements with famous musicians, including Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Todd Rundgren, Jimmy Page and Steven Tyler
July 14, 1953 ~ Frederique Hoschedé, commonly known as singer, TV personality Dorothée, born in Paris, France ~ French pop, children's music singer with over 20 albums to her name starting in the early 1980s. Best known for songs such as Rox & Rouky, Hou La Menteuse, Les Schtroumpfs, and others. Co-hosted the TF1 musical Club Dorothée TV show with François Corbier from 1987 through 1997
July 14, 1952 ~ Guitarist, keyboardist Bob Casale, full name Robert Edward Casale Jr, born in Kent, Ohio, USA ~ Best known as a member of Devo, alongside brother Gerals Casale. Also worked with the Martini Ranch, Visiting Kids, Mutato Muzika, and with the Police guitarist Andy Summers, engineering the latter's debut solo album ~ Casale passed away in 2014
July 14, 1952 ~ Bassist Chris Cross, full name Christopher Thomas Allen, born in London, UK ~ Member of new wave, syntpop band Ultravox from 1974 through 1987, rejoining in 2008. The band ios best known for a number of 1980s UK hits such as Vienna, All Stood Still and Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
July 14, 1952 ~ Jazz, avant-garde trombonist George Lewis, full name George Emanuel Lewis, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Has worked with Anthony Braxton, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Ray Anderson, Vinny Golia, Bertram Turetzky, Irene Schweizer, Joëlle Léandre, Anthony Davis, Gil Evans, the ICP Orchestra, the Globe Unity Orchestra, Steve Lacy, Roscoe Mitchell, Richard Teitelbaum, Barry Altschul, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Ushio Torikai, Steve Coleman, and others
July 14, 1948 ~ Jazz organist, keyboardist Doug Carn born in St Augustine, Florida, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Actively recording since the late 1960s. Acclaimed for albums such as Infant Eyes, Adam's Apple, Revelation. Has collaborated with jazz, pop, funk artists including Nat Adderley, Earth Wind & Fire, Shirley Horn, Lou Donaldson, Stanley Turrentine, Irene Reid, the Essence Allstars, Cindy Blackman, Joey DeFrancesco, Calvin Keys, Curtis Fuller, Melvin Peebles, Wallace Roney, and others
July 14, 1945 ~ Drummer, percussionist, keyboardist, organist Jim Gordon, full name James Beck Gordon, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ In-demand session drummer. Best known for his work with Eric Clapton in the 1970s supergroup Derek & the Dominos, including contributing the piano coda for Layla. Has also appeared on albums by Nancy Sinatra (Boots), Buffalo Springfield, the Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), Ike & Tina Turner, Harry Nilsson, Mason Williams, Bread, Merle Haggard, George Harrison (All Things Must Pass), John Lennon (Imagine), John Lee Hooker, Dr John, Carly Simon (No Secrets), Elvin Bishop, Seals & Crofts (Summer Breeze), Linda Ronstadt, Albert Hammond, Steely Dan (Pretzel Logic), Tom Waits, Thelma Houston, the Carpenters, Nils Lofgren (Cry Tough), Jackson Browne (The Pretender), Tom Petty, Captain & Tennille, Lowell George, and others. Has released a sole solo album, Plays Heavy, in 1971. In 1983, in a psychotic episode associated with undiagnosed schizophrenia Gordon murdered his mother, he would be sentenced to 16 years to life and remained incarcerated until his death ~ Gordon passed away in 2023
July 14, 1943 ~ Julius Lorenzo Cobb Bledsoe, commonly known as baritone singer Jules Bledsoe, passed away in Hollywood, California, USA` ~ One of the first African-American singers to find regular employment on Broadway. Best known for popularizing Ole Man River of the 1927 Show Boat musical written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II ~ Bledsoe was born ca.1897
July 14, 1942 ~ Country songwriter, publisher Rory Michael Bourke born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA ~ Wrote or co-wrote for Charlie Rich (The Most Beautiful Girl), Anne Murray, Elvis Presley (Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming), Lynn Anderson, George Strait (You Look So Good In Love), Jennifer Warnes, KT Oslin, Billy Crash Craddock, Olivia Newton-John, and others
July 14, 1939 ~ Brian Maurice Holden, commonly known as rock & roll singer Vince Taylor, born in Isleworth, UK ~ Cited by David Bowie as inspiraton for the Ziggy Stardust character. Best known for Brand New Cadillac, a landmark single in British rock & roll later notably covered by the Clash on their London Calling album. Subject of the songs Just Like Vince Taylor by the Golden Earring and Vince Taylor by Adam Ant ~ Holden passed away in 1991
July 14, 1938 ~ R&B, doo-wop singer Bob Scholl born in Mount Vernon, New York, USA ~ Lead singer of 1950s doo-wop outfit the Mello-kings, known for their 1957 Tonite Tonite hit single ~ Scholl passed away in 1975
July 14, 1938 ~ Jazz double bassist Tony Archer, full name Anthony John Archer, born in Dulwich, UK ~ Worked with Don Rendell, Roy Budd, Eddie Thompson, Tony Lee, Brian Lemon, Sandy Brown, Harold McNair, Johnny Dankworth, Kenny Baker, Don Lusher, and others
July 14, 1935 ~ Journalist, blues promoter, booking agent Dick Waterman born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA ~ Editor for Broadside Magazine, influential in the early 1960s folk-revival. Active as a blues promoter and booking agent since 1963. Helpful in advancing the careers of artists such as Mississippi John Hurt, Bukka White, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Son House, Skip James, Lightnin' Hopkins, Arthur Crudup, Junior Wells, JB Hutto, and others. In 2000 became one of the first non-performers to be inducted in the Blues Hall Of Fame
July 14, 1929 ~ Jazz drummer Alan Dawson born in Marietta, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Booker Ervin, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Jaki Byard, Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, Lee Konitz, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, Tal Farlow, Arnett Cobb, Frank Foster, Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones, Junior Mance, Quincy Jones, Charles McPherson, James Moody, Houston Person, Buddy Tate, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, and others ~ Dawson passed away in 1996
July 14, 1918 ~ Big band trumpeter Paul Fredricks, full name Paul G Fredricks, born ~ Enjoyed popularity during the 1930s and 1940s serving under bandleaders such as Alvino Rey, Charlie Spivak, Les Brown, Mel Tormé, and others. Formed his own band, the Crescent City Stompers, by the late 1940s ~ Fredricks passed away in 2010
July 14, 1914 ~ Pianist Billy Kyle, full name William Osborne Kyle, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Worked with Lucky Millinder, Tiny Bradshaw, the Mills Blue Rhythm Band, John Kirby, Sy Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Buck Clayton, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Hibbler, Charlie Shavers, Rex Stewart, and others ~ Kyle passed away in 1966
July 14, 1912 ~ Folk singer, guitarist, songwriter Woody Guthrie, full name Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, born in Okeman, Oklahoma, USA ~ Quintessential protest singer focusing on American socialism and anti-fascism. Best known for songs such as Bury Me Below The Willow, 1913 Massacre and by far his best-known This Land Is Your Land. Influenced artists such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, Jeff Tweedy, and others ~ Guthrie passed away in 1967
July 14, 1899 ~ Songwriter, violinist, pianist Billy Hill, full name William Joseph Hill, born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA ~ Best remembered for writing classic Western songs such as They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree, Wagon Wheels, Empty Saddles and perhaps most notably The Glory Of Love. The latter would be recorded by artists such as Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee, Otis Redding, Paul McCartney, and others ~ Hill passed away in 1940
July 14, 1898 ~ Jazz banjoist, guitarist Maceo Jefferson, full name Maceo Buckingham Jefferson, born in Beaufort, South Carolina, USA ~ Worked with Roscoe Lee, Wilbur Sweatman, Lucille Hegamin, Ethel Waters, Leon Abbey, Louis Armstrong, Aime Barelli, Arthur Briggs, WC Handy, Willie The Lion Smith, Walter Kildare, and others ~ Jefferson passed away in 1974
July 14, 1894 ~ Songwriter, lyricist Ted Koehler born in Washington DC, USA ~ Frequent songwriter collaborator of Harold Arlen. Also worked with Rube Bloom, Harry Warren, Sammy Fain. Well-known songs co-written by Koehler include Stormy Weather (Ethel Waters, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday), Get Happy (Ruth Etting, Ted Wallace, Frankie Trumbauer), Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (Aida Ward, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald), When The Sun Comes Out (Jimmy Dorsey, Don Cherry, Mel Tormé), I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (Lillian Shade, Benny Goodman, Sam Cooke), and Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Erskine Hawkins) ~ Koehler passed away in 1973
July 14, 1884 ~ Preacher Reverend JM Gates, full name JM Gates, born in Hogansville, Georgia, USA ~ Recorded reportedly some 200 sermons and gospel songs extensively from the 1920 through the 1940s ~ Gates passed away in 1945